Well. I love to write letters. I love to get letters. I love to read and reread letters. I do not think people write enough letters. My mom and I, however, write many letters. Sometimes when I receive one of her letters, I bring it to the dinner table to read aloud to the family. Then I read it again before the end of the night and again when I file it in my large mail bin. More people should have this pleasurable experience, and I can just imagine a Family Reading Night devoted to letters and letter-writing.
Today I started thinking of all the epistolary books I know, and the list became rather long. Some of my all-time favorites are Holly Hobbie's Toot and Puddle, Joyce Sidman's This is Just to Say, Candace Fleming's Boxes for Katje, and Doreen Cronin's Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Letters, by the way, should be hand-written, unless they are sent by livestock.